1 Corinthians: Interpreted by Early Christian Medieval Commentators

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Judith L. Kovacs
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 25 okt. 2005 - 340 sidor
Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, one of the earliest Christian writings, had enormous influence on the formation of Christian teaching. In this Church's Bible volume Judith L. Kovacs weaves comments from all the commentaries and sermon series written in Latin or Greek between the years 250 and 800, illustrating the historic Christian understanding of this crucial text.

The church fathers gathered here include Augustine of Hippo, Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, Athanasius, Origen, John Chrysostom, and many more. Preceding the line-by-line exegesis are a lucid essay by Robert Louis Wilken on how the church fathers interpreted the New Testament, an informative introduction to 1 Corinthians by Kovacs, and two chapters of general patristic commentary on Paul and on this letter. Completing the volume are several helpful appendixes and indexes.

Freshly translating many passages into idiomatic English for the first time, Kovacs does not merely excerpt random quotes from the church fathers but instead produces a sustained interaction with their direct comments on 1 Corinthians. This soaking in the wisdom of the past is sure to spiritually refresh and intellectually sharpen contemporary readers who seek to better understand this part of Scripture.

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1 Corinthians 1
12
1 Corinthians 2
36
1 Corinthians 3
47
1 Corinthians 4
69
1 Corinthians 5
83
1 Corinthians 6
92
1 Corinthians 7
104
1 Corinthians 8
131
1 Corinthians 13
214
1 Corinthians 14
229
1 Corinthians 15
242
1 Corinthians 16
282
Authors of Works Excerpted
293
Sources of Texts Translated
299
Glossary of Proper Names
312
Editions of Patristic Texts
315

1 Corinthians 9
144
1 Corinthians 10
159
1 Corinthians 11
177
1 Corinthians 12
195
Index of Names
318
Index of Subjects
320
Index of Scripture References
328
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Judith L. Kovacsnbsp;(1945-2020) was a New Testament scholar and a longtime religious studies faculty member at the University of Virginia. She was also the series editor of the Blackwell Bible Commentaries and coauthor (with Christopher Rowland) of the Blackwell volume on Revelation.

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